Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Rich'd Hooker, George Herbert, &C, Volume 2 eBook

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[Footnote 6:  So denominated from Henry Barrow, a layman, and noted sectary, who was executed at Tyburn on 6th April, 1593, for publishing seditious books against the Queen and the State.]


[Sidenote:  Hooker’s Works]

The Works of Mr. Hooker, exclusive of the Books of Ecclesiastical Polity, are,

I.  “ANSWER to the SUPPLICATION that Mr. TRAVERS made to the COUNCIL. Oxon. 1612.” 4to.

II.  “A learned DISCOURSE of JUSTIFICATION, WORKS, and how the FOUNDATION of FAITH is overthrown:  on Habak. i. 4. Oxon. 1612.” 4to.

III.  “A learned SERMON of the NATURE of PRIDE:  on Habak. ii. 4. Oxon. 1612.” 4to.

IV.  “A REMEDY against SORROW and FEAR, delivered in a FUNERAL SERMON:  on John xiv. 27. Oxon. 1612.” 4to.

V.  “A learned and comfortable SERMON of the CERTAINTY and PERPETUITY of FAITH in the ELECT:  especially of the PROPHET HABAKKUK’S FAITH:  on Habak. i. 4. Oxon. 1612.” 4to.

VI.  “TWO SERMONS upon part of ST. JUDE’S EPISTLE. Epist.  Jude, ver. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Oxon. 1613.” 4to.

VII.  In 1641, a volume was published under the following title:  “A SUMMARIE VIEW of the GOVERNMENT both of the OLD and NEW TESTAMENT; whereby the EPISCOPAL GOVERNMENT of CHRIST’S CHURCH is vindicated,” out of the rude draughts of Launcelot Andrews, late Bishop of Winchester.

To this volume is prefixed, as a preamble to the whole, “A DISCOVERY of the CAUSES of these CONTENTIONS touching CHURCH GOVERNMENT, out of the FRAGMENTS of RICHARD HOOKER.”

This volume contains certain brief treatises, written by divers learned men, concerning the ancient and modern Government of the Church.  The treatises are seven in number, of which this posthumous work of Mr. Hooker is one, and as it stands before the rest it is therefore called a Preamble to the whole.

VIII.  THREE TREATISES inserted in the “CLAVI TRABALES,” viz. 1.  “On the KING’S POWER in Matters of RELIGION.” 2.  “Of his POWER in the ADVANCEMENT of BISHOPS to their ROOMS of PRELACY.” 3.  “The KING’S EXEMPTION from CENSURE and other JUDICIAL POWER.”

It will not be improper to notice a publication of great merit, entitled “A FAITHFUL ABRIDGMENT of the WORKS of that learned and judicious Divine, Mr. RICHARD HOOKER, in eight books of ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY, and of all the other Treatises which were written by the same Author.  With an Account of his Life.  By a Divine of the Church of England. London, 1705.”


  “Where with a soul composed of harmonies,
  Like a sweet swan, he warbles as he dies
  His Maker’s praise, and his own obsequies.”



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